The South Dakota State University Animal Science Department is offering an exciting career opportunity as an Instructor and Livestock Judging Team Coach. We are looking for a creative and innovative professional to join us August 21, 2023. This is a 9-month, 100% time, non-tenure track position, and is benefit eligible. This position is supervised by the Animal Science Department Head.
South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant mission of access.
Introduction to Livestock
Advanced Livestock Evaluation
Other courses consistent with the applicant’s expertise and departmental needs
The Junior Livestock Judging Team
The Senior Livestock Judging Team
The live animal portion of the Meat Animal Evaluation Team
Fundraising activities to support travel
Coordinate state and regional 4-H and FFA livestock judging contests
Host judging camps and clinics
Organize clinics for livestock judges
Earned M.S. degree in Animal Science or closely related field by start date;
Demonstrated commitment to excellence in classroom instruction and ability to develop innovative, effective methods of teaching undergraduate courses;
Member of competitive livestock judging team at collegiate level;
Strong production livestock background;
Excellent written communication skills;
Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills;
Previous fund-raising experience to help support teams they coached;
Prior experience coaching a collegiate livestock judging team;
Membership is open to individuals, organizations, or firms interested in research and application, instruction, or extension in animal science
or associated with the production, processing, marketing, or distribution of livestock and livestock products.